As the world searches for a cure to a devastating virus, a scientist and a park scout venture deep into the woods. As night falls, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness as the forest comes to life around them.
In The Earth couldn’t have came in a more interesting time as were all living in a pandemic that hasn’t quite gotten out of the woods yet. It may be the type of movie that will divide audiences just because of the films subject is really dark. Although, what Ben Wheatley does with In The Earth is sophisticated and potent. It doesn’t come off as crass.
This is one of the best outbreak movies since Carriers first came out and I’m glad this is given the chance to be played on the big screen as the psychedelic movie would play well in that that would play well in the dark on a big screen.
It may not be for everyone as it is a slow-burn as well, but for those that sick around and finish it will be satisfied with the performances from Ellora Torchia and Joel Fry. Tension created by Ben Wheatley is terrific and makes this the first great outbreak movie of the Covid-19 era.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar